In Bishop Ralph’s Pastoral Letter of 26th November 2017 he announced the creation of a 'Mission Hub' in the Hallam Diocese towards the end of 2018.
The Mission Hub will seek to serve and evangelise our students and young adults in a new and dynamic way offering an encounter with Jesus Christ and revealing the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith. The Mission Hub will comprise a large worship space; an oratory for 24 hour prayer and adoration; daily Mass and regular prayer and praise; flexible meeting spaces; offices; and a student base for our two Sheffield university chaplaincies. There will also be a welcoming Café serving great coffee, with its own performance area.
Thanks to the generosity and vision of St Vincent’s Parish, the Mission Hub will be located in the Old Boys School Building, Solly Street, built in 1863 to serve the parish mission. It is only a short walk from Sheffield’s City Centre and both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. The Mission Hub will seek to serve the whole of the Hallam Diocese providing a resource, invitation and outreach to all our young adults.
Pope Francis' dream is of "a 'missionary option', that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation." The Mission Hub hopes to create an 'impulse' capable of transforming the lives of many young adults in the Diocese of Hallam.
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